barrelracer's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 53

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    my breast cancer had already spread when it was diagnosed.

  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    rods placed in spine

    Procedure or Surgery

    I did not have a clue that I would have to have this procedure done when I went in to the hospital with breast cancer. My spine was so ravaged by the breast cancer that it was the only way to save my spine. The recovery has been slow even though my surgeon says I am doing very well. I am used to being outside riding my horses and lifting hay bales. Not now, though. The recovery, side effects, and impact to daily life have been overwhelming to a girl that is used to every outdoor horse related activity that has been a part of my life for the last 40plus years.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    the only reason the infusion is difficult is because my veins are hard to access. They have to poke and dig to get the needle inserted. Sometimes the veins blow. It is a painful experience just to get the needle inserted.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree